Multi-Disciplinary Patient Care in Gastrointestinal Oncology: An Update with Proceedings from International Medical Conferences

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Conference ID

E6135-18-Y

Audience

  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Medical Oncologists
  • Surgical Oncologists
  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses

Purpose

To provide updates in new developments and emerging trends about patient care in gastrointestinal oncology.

Objectives

  • Recognize the risk factors and genetic mutations of cancers in the digestive system for prevention and early detection
  • Discuss diagnostic modalities and multidisciplinary treatment of patients with digestive organ cancers
  • Explore the supportive interventions for patients with malignant diseases in the digestive system

Credit

AMA

Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses Using AMA Credit

Nurses will receive a certificate from Penn State College of Medicine verifying their participation in 5.5 hours of approved continuing medical education. Continuing education activities which are approved by accredited institutions of higher education and that are relevant to patient care or professional nursing meet the requirements of mandatory continuing education for registered nurses in Pennsylvania, as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing recommends that nurses retain their certificates for a period of at least five years. Additional information is available through the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

Agenda

8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

  • 8 a.m. | Check-in / Continental breakfast / Visit exhibits
  • 8:50 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions
    Nelson S. Yee, MD, PhD, FACP, RPh
  • 9 a.m. | Updates in the Epidemiology of Digestive System Cancer
    Eugene Lengerich, VMD, MS
  • 9:30 a.m. | Benefits of Exercise Among Those Diagnosed with Colon Cancer: Existing and Emerging Evidence
    Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, FACSM, FTOS
  • 10 a.m. | Morning Break / Visit Exhibits
  • 10:30 a.m. | Diagnostic Evaluation and Staging for Cancers of the Esophagus, Pancreas, and Biliary System
    Jennifer Maranki, MD
  • 11 a.m. | Update on Systemic Treatment of Pancreatic, Gastroesophageal, and Colorectal Carcinoma
    Nelson S. Yee, MD, PhD, FACP, RPh
  • 11:30 a.m. | Surgical Management of GI Cancers: New Paradigms and New Frontier
    Niraj Gusani, MD, MS, FACS
  • 12:15 p.m. | Lunch / Visit exhibits
  • 1:15 p.m. | Radiation Therapy for Upper GI Malignancies: An Update
    Heath Mackley, MD; Leila Tchelebi, MD
  • 2 p.m. | A Hepatologist’s Perspective on Hepatocellular Cancer – From Screening to Liver Transplant
    Karen Krok, MD
  • 2:30 p.m. | Update on Systemic Treatment of Hepatobiliary Carcinoma
    Nelson S. Yee, MD, PhD, FACP, RPh
  • 2:45 p.m. | Afternoon break / Visit exhibits
  • 3 p.m. | Next Generation Sequencing Panels for Hereditary GI Cancer: Expect the Unexpected
    Maria Baker, PhD, FACMG, MS, LGC
  • 3:45 p.m. | Music and Arts Programs in a Cancer Facility: Why and How?
    Claire de Boer, MA
  • 4:15 p.m. | Closing remarks / Program adjournment

Faculty

Maria Baker, PhD, FACMG, MS, LGC
Professor of Medicine
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Cancer Institute

Claire de Boer, MA
Director, Center Stage Arts in Health
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine

Niraj Gusani, MD, MS, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Group Leader, Liver, Pancreas,
and Foregut Program
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine

Karen Krok, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Liver Transplantation
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine

Eugene Lengerich, VMD, MS
Professor of Public Health Sciences
Associate Director, Health Disparities
and Engagement
Director, Public Health
Preparedness Option
Intercollege Masters of Professional
Studies in Homeland Security
Penn State College of Medicine

Heath Mackley, MD
Professor of Radiology, Medicine and Pediatrics
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Cancer Institute

Jennifer Maranki, MD
Medical Director, Endoscopy
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine

Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, FACSM, FTOS
Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Public Health Sciences
Associate Director of Population Sciences
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Cancer Institute

Leila Tchelebi, MD
Assistant Professor
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey College of Medicine
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Cancer Institute

Nelson S. Yee, MD, PhD, FACP, RPh
Course Director
Assistant Professor of Medicine Hematology
and Oncology
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Cancer Institute

Fees

Fee includes instruction, all listed meals,  and handouts via COMPASS.

Fee: $50 per person

Registrations received after Thursday, September 28 will incur a $25 late fee.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received after Friday, Sept. 22, will incur a $25 processing fee

No refunds will be available after Tuesday, Sept. 26.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Preregistered participants will be notified if a program is filled or canceled.

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Continuing Education at least one week in advance of your participation or visit.

Changes

Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and educational balance)

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

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